Their objective is to help people choosing a career by showing them what the profession is really like. This day-in-the-life video covers a bit about what makes our approach different from others. We hope you enjoy it!
Meet Our Team
Marie Shinmoto, Registered Physiotherapist
My name is Marie and I am the owner of M.A.P. Physiotherapy. I have a passion for helping people and for learning. Being a physiotherapist allows me to pursue both these passions while combining science with humanitarianism. My superpower is being able to see both the forest and the trees. When presented with one part of the picture I can quickly see how it affects all of the other parts and also the whole. I can zoom in and out as needed just like Google Earth! The most satisfying part of my work is when this all comes together and I see people being able to do something they couldn’t do before treatment, whether that be completing a half marathon or doing up the buttons on a shirt.
I spent the first ten years of my career in acute paediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, where I worked with children with cystic fibrosis, neurological injuries and disorders, and those acutely ill in intensive care and neonatal intensive care. The children I worked with taught me patience and compassion. I then moved into private practice where I have since worked with children and adults with neurological and orthopaedic issues.
I have completed continuing education courses in neurology, orthopaedics, visceral manipulation, and pain management. I love learning and in pursuit of such, my favourite question is “why?” Although it sometimes makes me sound like a three year old, that simple question has led to many a great learning experience. When not working I can be found running (sometimes after my children and other times after my ego), officiating ringette, or trying desperately to organize something in my house as I refuse to succumb to chaos.
Janet Dill, Registered Physiotherapist
My name is Janet and I most enjoy helping adults with neurological conditions, particularly stroke and acquired brain injury. I believe that every situation is unique and requires careful analysis of alignment and movement patterns in order to address mobility issues.
I graduated from McMaster University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. Since then I have worked in acute care hospitals, orthopaedic clinics, rehabilitation centres, and community-based care. My continuing education interests include the Bobath concept and myofascial release.
When not working or at some activity venue with my children, I enjoy running and playing hockey.
Carmelle Mongeon, Registered Physiotherapist
My name is Carmelle, and I am thrilled to be a part of the M.A.P. Physiotherapy team. I am very passionate about helping people discover their potential, achieve their goals, and find happiness and fulfillment in their everyday lives. I love to teach, I am driven to learn, and I am so fortunate to have found a career in which I am able to accomplish all of the above in a single day’s work.
Following the completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics with a minor in psychology (2014), I went on to complete a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Ottawa (2016), where I had the opportunity to work in various clinical environments including orthopaedics, neurology, paediatrics, geriatrics, and acute care. In addition, I have completed continuing education courses in the field of sports injuries, and I will be continuing my quest for knowledge via additional courses in neurology and orthopaedics in the upcoming year.
I am proudly able to provide services to clients of all ages in both French and English, and I have experience working alongside both children and adults with communication impairments. My approach is very simple, personal, and effective. I believe that one-on-one care, which allows me the time and the opportunity to get to know my clients as a whole and provide individualized care, is instrumental in achieving positive outcomes.
I have adopted a very active lifestyle, and enjoy practicing several styles of martial arts. When time permits, I enjoy working at various sporting events, pursuing my passion for fitness, and spending time with my loved ones. I am so fortunate to have found my place in this one of a kind work environment, and I am looking forward to the adventures that await me!
Elizabeth Whissell, Certified Yoga Teacher & Biomechanist
My name is Elizabeth and I am passionate about helping people find more comfort in their body. I believe this is achieved with movement, self-study, and introspection. As such, I teach private one-on-one yoga sessions that are sprinkled with conversation, questions, and movements that sometimes don’t resemble traditional yoga poses yet remain “classically yoga” by always including meditation (or contemplation/concentration) and some breathing techniques.
I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics (BHK), followed by a Master’s degree in Biomechanics (M.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa. I have also completed upwards of 500 hours of Yoga Teacher training, Level 1 Yoga Tune Up® training (corrective exercises and self-massage techniques), and a variety of continuing education hours such as, yin yoga, the Roll Model Method®, and children’s yoga. For more information about me and my approach please visit my web site.
When I’m not working, I can usually be found in my kitchen baking or cooking up a storm and sharing with friends, spending time with my pack (my partner and dog), and playing outside in nature.
Gail Machin was a founding partner of M.A.P. Physiotherapy. We enjoyed nearly seven wonderful years in business together before she was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour. Sadly Gail passed away in February of 2016. We hope that her legacy of kindness and compassion lives on in this business. She will be warmly remembered by all whose lives she touched.